Review: So I Cruised up to Hempcon on the 28th of august 2011 to check out the convention. It definitely was disappointing, Maybe 60 Vendor Booths. Mostly local Collectives looking for new members. No meds at this event or any thc products on site. Didn’t come across as very thought out or well put together. The Panel discussion I attended ended with an edibles vendor arguing with a doctor about laws. After paying $20 to enter I didn’t benefit in any way, maybe the free samples of toke tips and anti bacterial protectors were supposed to off set this entrance cost.
After reviewing there vendor contract I found that everyone of the vendors seemed to have paid at least $1100 for their booth.
I left feeling very confused…
On a positive note the antiques dealer had some pretty neat items. I liked the bubble bag vendor, seemed to be high quality with good prices, they were also offering great deals if you purchased a set there, more then 50% off retail. I might even order a set of their bags and review um.
Event Quality: Poor I would Rate this 2 Stars
Atmosphere: To many pushy collectives looking for members. 2 Stars
Accessibility: Ok I have to mention this. I have a bad leg and I’m handi cap, I use a cane and don’t get me wrong, I can walk…But kinda disappointed me to see some cop car parked in handicap parking so I had to hike in from the lot. Also streets around the convention center suck, it was a pain to find the parking structure and pay $12 to walk from the back… So 1 Star
Price: $20 for Attendees $1100-$1500 for Vendor Booths … 1 Star
Overall: I would not attend another Hempcon or Recommend it…1 star Over ALL